Welcome to CutTime —
making classical music work for the whole community!
Believing that symphonic music can serve a wider public as info-tainment, CutTime® introduces the sonata to cafes & clubs, homes & offices, churches & schools with two unique ensembles of 4-8 musicians, plus the Classical Revolution Detroit series. CutTime reveals the sport of music-making, batting from a deep bench of lively favorites, funky new works, game-changing metaphors & improvisation. Concerts & reading events are relaxed, participatory and profound when hosted by bassist-composer-director, Kresge Fellow Rick Robinson (aka Mr. CutTime), a 22-year veteran of the Detroit Symphony.
By sharing music no matter what, CutTime shows WHY CLASSICAL MATTERS.
Robinson has been an innovative force in bringing chamber ensembles into nontraditional venues and classrooms, mixing it up with a variety of creative repertoire and generally proving that classical music belongs not on the fringes of contemporary culture but at the heart of everyday life.
– Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press Music Critic
Watch CutTime swing on WDIV-TV.
Listen to Mr. CutTime make a whole orchestra get its GROOVE on.